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What is ovulation?

Ovulation is the part of a woman's menstrual cycle that involves an egg being released from an ovary. Once the egg is released, it travels down the fallopian tube towards the womb. To become fertilized an egg needs to meet with sperm within 24 hours of being released. When this happens the fertilized egg is able to implant in the lining of the womb, where it will develop into an embryo. This process is known as conception.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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